Big winds and waves have transformed the Irish Brandon Bay into one of Europe’s premier kitesurfing destinations. Stradbally is one of the towns at the bay.
Inspired by the place, this hat is rustic and soft at the same time. It’s worked in half fisherman’s rib with the thick plain-knitted ribs giving way to three waves.
This one-skein hat is worked bottom-up. Starting with a provisional tubular cast-on and (k1, p1) ribbing, the stitch pattern switches to half fisherman’s rib with reliefs formed by cabling.
The pattern showcases not only semi-solids but also variegated one-of-a-kind yarns.